Demurrage at the rate of Rs.3.00 per wharfage unit and/or at Rs.3.00 per CBM per day for all cargo charged at Advalorem rate, shall be levied after the expiry of the free days.
1. Free days
(i). Free days shall exclude the Customs holidays and Portís non-working days.
(ii). All cargo except salvaged goods (a) Twenty one days free days (excluding Customs holiday and Portís non-working days) from the actual date of receipt of the goods in the transit area. (b) From the date the vessel is berthed for working cargo to the date the vessel completes loading.
(iii). For salvaged goods, three days free days (excluding Customs holiday and Portís non-working days) from the date on which the goods were actually salvaged.
2. Shut out cargo
(i). In the case of goods shut out from shipment and if removed outside, in addition to the free days mentioned in Note 1, the working day next to the date of completion of taking in of the exports by the vessel will also be allowed as a free day.
(ii). In the case of goods shut out by one vessel and subsequently shipped by another vessel, the free days shall count from the date of the first shut out, upto ten days excluding Customs holiday and Portís non-working days. The total free period, however, shall not be more than 21days as specified in Note 1.
(iii). Cargo intended for export but not actually shipped will be allowed free days upto only seven days excluding Customs holiday and Portís non-working days from the actual date of receipt of the goods in the transit area.
3. Free Periods
In addition to the free days, prescribed above the periods, that is periods during which goods are detained by the Collector of Customs for examinations under Sub section (3) and (4) of Section 17 and for chemical test under Section 144 of the Customs Act, 1962, other than the ordinary processes or appraisement and certified by the Collector of Customs to be not attributable to any fault or negligence on the part of the exporters, plus one working day shall also be allowed as free period. The Customs holidays shall also be treated as free periods in addition.
4. Congestion of Goods
If at any time the Port apprehends a serious congestion in the transit sheds or other spaces allotted for the goods in transit to the detriment of the rapid transit of goods through the Port, it may direct the owner or consignor or Agents of any specified goods to remove such goods from the Port premises within a specified period. If the goods are not removed within such period, Port may cause them to be removed and restacked in any other place within the Port premises at the expense and the sole risk of the owner or shipper/agents. Demurrage charges shall be levied on such goods in accordance with the rate specified for demurrage on export cargo.
5. Transhipment of Goods
The free period shall be allowed for the transhipment cargo up to 28 days excluding Customs holiday and Portís non-working days from the date of receipt of the goods.
1. Demurrage charge on both import and export cargo shall not accrue for the period when the NMPT is not in a position to deliver/ship cargo when requested by the user.
2. If operational area is licenced on rental terms to users, demurrage charge on cargo stored thereat shall not be levied again.